Glacial (2020) Bernice Mitchell


A tailored, yet freeform work of wearable art.

Materials: merino, silk paj, silk tissue, throwsters, silk rayon velvet.

Size: NZ Size 10 W




Inspired by the beauty of glacial Ice Caves, this piece combines the celebration of this natural beauty with the effect of man’s hand or actions on its demise. The design reflects the flow of temperature and time and the resulting melting of the object of beauty. Challenges about remote location tourism and the environmental impact such travel has are explored here – the tension between value being added because of the personal experience but also by the very action of becoming more appreciative, destruction is being heightened.

Colour may vary from the image.

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